Thunder Bay Rail Heads
|League||Cow League (AAA)|
|Bull League Affiliations|
|Affiliated to||Kingston Cannons|
|Name||Thunder Bay Rail Heads (2016-present)
|Previous names||Thunder Bay Coalfields (2004-2016)
Winnipeg Frogs (1995-2003)
|Previous locations||Winnipeg, MB (1995-2003)
|Colors||Orange, blue, grey
|League pennants||(1) 2002
|Division pennants||(3) 2002, 2007, 2009|
The Thunder Bay Rail Heads are a Cow League baseball team based in Thunder Bay, Ontario. The team is located in the Frontier League's West division. They are affiliated to the Bull League's Kingston Cannons.
Since forming in 1995, the team has a record of 807-778 (.509), with four playoff appearances.
The team first formed in 1995 as the Winnipeg Frogs, based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The team was not popular in Winnipeg until its later seasons there, but in 2004 the club was moved to Thunder Bay, Ontario, and renamed to the Thunder Bay Coalfields.
In 2017, the team re-branded to the current name, Thunder Bay Rail Heads, evoking the strong historic connection between Thunder Bay and the expansive railways connecting east and west in Canada. The team was also moved out of the North-East League and into the Frontier League.
Awards and other achievements
|Statistic||Single season record||Career record|
|Batting average||Ryan Danton||.307||1995||None qualify||—|
|At bats||Rogelio Cortez||294||2011||Asato Matsumoto||1,276|
|Runs||Leo Gonzales||49||2005||Asato Matsumoto||207|
|Hits||Rogelio Cortez||75||2010||Asato Matsumoto||321|
|Doubles||Justin Guinn||21||2014||Rogelio Cortez||67|
|Triples|| Daryl Kirby
|Home runs||Art Sherman||8||1995||Asato Matsumoto||31|
|Runs batted in||Mike Dunn||43||2004||Asato Matsumoto||180|
|Stolen bases||Edmund Ostrom||46||1999||Leo Gonzales||104|
|Earned runs average||Dane Reynolds||2.63||1999||Adam Forman||3.69|
|Wins||4 tied||8||—||David Brioso||42|
|Losses|| Jeff Kinch
|Saves|| Bryce Ross
|Innings pitched||Dave Cassell||103.1||1995||David Brioso||748.0|
|Strikeouts||Doug Gordon||117||2015||David Brioso||646|
- Thunder Bay Rail Heads Batting Leaders. BNN. http://bullleague.org/public_html/bull-league/reports/html/history/team_23_batting_leaders.html. Accessed: 19 April 2017.
- Thunder Bay Rail Heads Pitching Leaders. BNN. http://bullleague.org/public_html/bull-league/reports/html/history/team_23_pitching_leaders.html. Accessed: 19 April 2017.